I just picked up a beautiful pile of parts yesterday and it appears to not be a stock head. No markings other than a 20 cast in that I can find. It is iron and not aluminum (tested with magnet).
Stock high head, Ford stopped stamping the logo on the heads by 1923 I believe. My 26 Coupe lacks it as well.
Matthew is correct on Ford and Made in USA removed off the cylinder head, but date later for that....1927 model year.
Nice '27 engine, dome-headed bolts everywhere on the block and a Vaporizor carb! Bet there's lots of remains of Moleskin green color on that motor
ah, thanks for clarifying the year. I can never remember when they stopped it. I think I was thinking of when they stopped stamping "Ford made in USA" on the side/bottom of the blocks. Makes sense, as my "26" Coupe is an August of 1926 serial date which would make it a 27 model year.
I guess I just don't have that much knowledge as to stock heads. The head, carb, mag, exhaust will all be removed.
WHY??? if it runs well, and the mag works, It don't need fixin! Remember, Curiosity killed the cat.
I would check the rear end for thrust washers though. Hmm, OK, maybe look out for two-piece valves too.
I gotta head out to the shop and start on a speedster like the one pictured above.
I will add a storage container behind the forward setting driver's seat.
That is nice-looking; front fenders turn with the wheels?
Here's my dream speedster:
I like comfort, side doors etc!
Im thinking a removeable leather bag that just fits behind the drivers seat. I haven't decided if the fenders would turn or not. As the last car show I was looking at a few Bentleys and noticed that their front cycle fenders did not turn with the wheels.
Leather bag would be period! Turning cycle fenders are cool, but difficult to engineer on a T hub.